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NE state senator visits PLHS scholarship luncheon

state senator visits scholarship lunch

Each year Papillion La Vista High School (PLHS) hosts a Susan Buffett/UNO Goodrich Scholarship Luncheon for around 100 students who qualify for these full-tuition scholarships!

At this year’s event, guest speaker State Senator Tony Vargas shared his personal life experiences with students at PLHS. Senator Vargas is the son of Peruvian immigrants with working-class roots, a first-generation college graduate, a former teacher, and a new father.

Senator Vargas was a perfect guest speaker for this event! As a Nebraska Senator, his committee puts together a budget with funding for early education, the greater K-12 system, and higher education. His committee invests in programs that benefit Nebraska’s greatest natural resource: the people!

(Writeup and photo by Vickie Bradley, PLHS Scholarship Secretary)